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by edt
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!
Replies: 299
Views: 125601

Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

looks good! i always cut it exactly as shown in the photo (minus the extra cut in the bladder)
by edt
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I need convincing too:) Bar back lines!
Replies: 33
Views: 10329

Re: I need convincing too:) Bar back lines!

Just use your lines and let them wear until they snap. When they look like a caterpillar they are about to snap.
by edt
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I need convincing too:) Bar back lines!
Replies: 33
Views: 10329

Re: I need convincing too:) Bar back lines!

lines get stronger with use as the dyneema molecules gets more and more aligned in the same direction, but that's why not why they weaken, they weaken because every time sand rubs against the lines, or you twist them on to the bar, or you make a turn, the lines fray and wear, that's where they get w...
by edt
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is Wakestyle dead?
Replies: 50
Views: 16953

Re: Is Wakestyle dead?

Many of us, including me, gave up on windsurfing because it was too hard to reach the top levels of windsurfing that deliver the same euphoric high you can get after your first 10 sessions in kiting. I never wind surfed but most of the old fellas around here quit windsurfing because they would see ...
by edt
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I need convincing too:) Bar back lines!
Replies: 33
Views: 10329

Re: I need convincing too:) Bar back lines!

If you race, the line width is a significant part of the drag of your kite, so you want to minimize the diameter of the lines and that means using the weakest lines that still hold. Racers will be able to configure their line set exactly to spec. For free riding, free style, wave riding, I don't see...
by edt
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: If you can get rid of any style of kiteboarding, what style would you possibly get rid of and why?
Replies: 22
Views: 4482

Re: If you can get rid of any style of kiteboarding, what style would you possibly get rid of and why?

for sure there are problems in the kite community and it mainly has to deal with self enforcement. So for instance, there might be a beach where the kiters are buzzing the beach goers and generally scaring the tourists. The local kite crew, instructors and those who have been there a while give a ta...
by edt
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is Wakestyle dead?
Replies: 50
Views: 16953

Re: Is Wakestyle dead?

Be careful ascribing any importance to the opinion of the "average" or "Majority" when it comes to the evolution of styles in the sport. This is not a democracy! The average do not lead, they follow, and then only as far as they can. It's pretty important for the leaders of the sport to listen to t...
by edt
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Wakestyle
Topic: Too Old?
Replies: 18
Views: 5485

Re: Too Old?

He's three years older now. Wonder if he took up wakestyle.
by edt
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I need convincing too:) Bar back lines!
Replies: 33
Views: 10329

Re: I need convincing too:) Bar back lines!

rears take between 5% foil kites just riding and 50% unhooked tricks. there are ways to load up the rears in a crash that will snap them or the bar. There's no point in over engineering a control bar because if you do that just means something else fails, either a line snaps, attachment rips off the...

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